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Pietro's Italian Restaurant
Pietro's Italian Restaurant

Pietro's Italian Restaurant Details

  • Dining Style: Casual Dining
  • Website: http://www.pietroslodi.com
  • Email: jpmurdaca@aol.com
  • Phone: (209) 368-0613
  • Hours of Operation: Lunch: Tuesday - Friday: 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM. Lunch: Saturday: 12:00 PM - 4:00 PM Dinner: Tuesday - Saturday: 4:00 PM - 9:00 PM.
  • Payment Options: AMEX, Discover, MasterCard, Visa
  • Cuisine: Italian, Pizzeria
  • Executive Chef: Jim Murdaca
  • Dress Code: Casual Dress
  • Accepts Walk-Ins: Yes
  • Additional Details: Banquet/Private Rooms, Bar Dining, Bar/Lounge, Beer, Farm to Table, Fireplace, Full Bar, Non-Smoking Restaurant, Patio/Outdoor Dining, Personal wines welcome (corkage fee applies), Private Room, Takeout, Wheelchair Access, Wine, Wine Bar
  • Private Party Facilities: Pietro’s offers several large party dining options :
    Stanza di Vino room - accommodates 22 guests; Un Bel Paese room - accommodates 34 guests, Garden Pation (outside) - accommodates 44 guests.

    We also offer specific banquet menus to make your dining choices easy and delicious.
  • Private Party Contact: Jim Murdaca (209) 368-0613

Getting there

  • Cross Street: S. Washington St.
  • Parking: Private Lot
A word from Pietro's Italian Restaurant
Welcome to Pietro’s of Lodi, a classic Italian restaurant that serves rich flavors and hearty portions at affordable prices. Since 1957 the proud family tradition for serving good food lives on with favorites like hand-tossed pizza, homemade ravioli, and authentic minestrone with homemade bread and broiled chicken with angel hair pasta. In addition, they offer delicious traditional dishes like eggplant lasagna, chicken florentine, and veal scaloppini. The menu is also complimented with Dover filet of sole, pancetta prawns and calamari steak. Their homemade desserts of cannoli, tiramisu and biscotti are made fresh daily. And the final family feel to the restaurant is their on-site herb and vegetable garden patio where one experiences the true fresh taste from the garden to the kitchen. It gives one the feel of a "meal with mama" on Sunday afternoon in Italy. Come enjoy the experience and meet the owners Jim and Annette Murdaca personally, as they meet and greet you at the door.Continued
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Diner Reviews
  • "Excellent food, authentic Italian. The service is outstanding, timely and efficient. We were astounded that our birthday celebrant received a souvenir glass, and a delicious dessert. Thank you!"
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "We don't eat out often, but when we do, this is one of my all time favorites. The food is simply wonderful….they have good service, the owner is always on site making sure the diners are happy. The noise level is pretty high indoors, but aside from that, I have zero complaints. I have never had a dish there that was not delicious….and I am pretty picky about restaurant food. This is just great Italian cooking, presented beautifully. Seasonally, they have inviting looking vegetable and herb gardens outside, that add to the home-cooking signature."
    Dined on 4/4/2014
  • "Pietro's is one of our favorite restaurants and when family and friends come to Lodi that is the first restaurant we suggest. The restaurant grows much of the things that it uses, such as: herbs, and vegetables like green beans, eggplant;, heirloom tomatoes and many others. You know that everything is fresh. My daughter-in-law loves the Veal Saltimbocca. The Chicken Piccata and the Calamari are also favorites of others in our family. The wine list is very good. The owners are almost always there and are friendly and make you feel welcome and comfortable."
    Dined on 3/14/2014
  • "Great italian food and wine also great service. Dine here every year when we come to California . Stop in Lodi just x Pietro's"
    Dined on 3/28/2014
  • "Food was excellent, service was super. They made you feel at home and welcomed."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "We found the food very good with nice portions. Great service."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "This was our third time at Pietro's and each time the foood was excellent. I think it's the best restaurant in Lodi."
    Dined on 3/26/2014
  • "Went there as a group of 6 before a concert at Hutchins Street Square. The waiters and servers were very friendly and the owner came over to the table to personally greet us and ask about the food. She even made some great recommendations for dessert. We came from Stockton to eat there and will definitely go back again."
    Dined on 3/22/2014
  • "On a beautiful Spring day what better place to have lunch than Pietro's in the patio. The food and wine were excellent, but this was no surprize because they always are. We have been there many times and plan to return again."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Pietro's is simply a consistently great pace to dine. The food, which is rustic Italian, is well-prepared and consistently delicious. The calamari is perhaps the best I've had anywhere. The seafood is fresh and cooked perfectly. And, many of the vegetables are harvested from the restaurant's own garden--they don't get fresher than that. But, perhaps best of all, the outdoor dining area is the finest in the region. It's a beautiful, well-maintained vegetable garden with a pergola and lovely outdoor fireplace. Once you are seated, you really don't want to leave on a warm spring evening. Pietro's is one of our favorites."
    Dined on 3/21/2014
  • "Beautiful garden patio and property, fresh authentic Italian quality food, family owned and operated. Represents the local central valley of California relaxed friendly outdoor casual life style. All my friends from all over the country and the world all come to Lodi to see me and go to this place, world class."
    Dined on 3/13/2014
  • "Special treatment from door to door. Requested table was ready and perfect. Prompt drink orders and extra yummy. Food hot and delicious. Each dish a master piece, colorful and unique. My hubby, two brothers and their wives love getting together for a fun evening, and the food makes the evening perfect. Vegetarian? You will love the choices. Cheers!"
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "Met a friend here for dinner on a week night. From the warm fireside table on the patio to the delicious saltimbocca and risotto (and bread...yumm) I had a fabulous experience. The hostess had a wonderful table for us waiting. The wait staff was friendly and helpful. I will be back! I will tell others!"
    Dined on 3/6/2014
  • "We booked this restaurant based on its popularity rating and found that this was based on the huge servings rather than the quality of the food. Their flat bread was very tasty but was way more than two people would need. The veal Saltimboca was overcooked and not particularly tender. The servings were double the normal size at other restaurants. We were very pleased with the service but in all good conscience could not recommend this restaurant to others."
    Dined on 3/8/2014
  • "We shared a pizza and it was wonderful - This is a delightful place to eat and can't wait for the outdoor dining patio to open for the season."
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We took our friends from out of the area,we always celebrate all of our Birthdays as they are in Feb and March.We sat outside which was beautiful,by the fireplace.Then they brought all of us a little present and Dessert.Our friends were impressed,The food was great as always!Thank you!!"
    Dined on 3/1/2014
  • "We had a wonderful lunch (group of 10) and they did a great job taking care of us. The food was good!"
    Dined on 2/28/2014
  • "I was a little skeptical after reading several of the reviews, but decided that I would give it a try and form my own opinion. The restaurant reminded of one I visited when in Italy. We opted to sit on the patio for our meal and it was just as lovely. Our meal and the wine we selected from a very impressive wine list reminded me of the dinners I enjoyed while in Italy. I will happily return to Pietro's when in Lodi."
    Dined on 2/22/2014
  • "We dined here on Valentine's Day, one of the busiest nights of the year. The experience was amazing. We dined on the patio and enjoyed the fireplace and fountain views. The food as expected was very well prepared and presented. The atmosphere was relaxed with very efficient service. The staff were helpful making recommendations when asked and polite. My husband and I enjoyed our evening out. We have already made another reservation for our anniversary. I highly recommend Pietro's Italian Restaurant."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We had a surprise party thrown for us by our children. I was amazed at the wait staff, outdoor dining atmosphere, quality and quantity of the food. We have been back several times since and have recommemded this restaurant to family and friends."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We drive down to Pietros from Sacramento because we love the food and the detail the owner puts into everything. If we lived in Lodi we would go all the time."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "My wife wanted to have a wonderful anniversary dinner and Pietro's was where she wanted to go. We had never been there and didn't know what to expect. I made reservations via there web site with special instructions. The did it all. The food was wonderful and not over seasoned. It was lite and refreshing. This was a wonderful experience and we will be back soon."
    Dined on 2/18/2014
  • "Wife surprised me with a surprise trip to Lodi as I love the old vine deep rooted zins and cabs. We had a great time staying at the Holiday Inn Express just down the street from Pietro's. I have been there many times when working in the area and it has been a couple of years since I had been back - definitely had to go to Pietro's. Bread, salad, and Chicken cacciatore were great. Note all are large portions - large enough to be shared. Wife ordered an individual pizza (that would feed two) and was disappointed because she hadn't noted that it was cooked in a wood fired oven. Accordingly the crust was quite burned with that burned flavor. What do people see in wood fired pizza. Try Pietro's - you will like it - Reservations a must!"
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We had a wonderful meal "outside" in February. We celebrated Valentine's Day a day early but they were prepared for us with great menu items for everyone plus they had their usual menu."
    Dined on 2/13/2014
  • "we vistied for valentines dinner and the food was great"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "This was our groups first time at Pietro's and we were all very pleased! The owner greeted us at the door and was very friendly. Our server was so sweet and patient. She was extremely helpful with the wine list as we were looking to try some of Lodi's best wines. Everyone was happy with their food choices as well. I loved the aroma of the herb garden as we entered. I would definitely recommend Pietro's and we will be coming back to Lodi to the local wineries so we already know where we will be dining."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Pietros is the best restaurant in Lodi, we love going there for special events! Food is great and prepared with care."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Best Italian restaurant in the region. The food is delicious, the service is friendly & it is one of my favorite restaurants. You will not be disapponted."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "Wonderfully delicious meal...I had the panchetta wrapped prawns with Risotto. Huge prawns but a couple of the panchetta pieces were over cooked. Husband had huge steak cooked perfectly. The green beans were not the best but everything else was fantastic. Fairly priced for amount and taste of food, service was great even though we went day after Valentine's day at 745. Sat 1 min before reservation time."
    Dined on 2/15/2014
  • "We could not be happier. It was a great evening. We will be back."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We used open table top reserve a table for 730 but arrived about 20 minutes early. It was packed, as anticipatedhowever, we didn't wait at all for a seat. We were quickly ushered to a table where we were offered drinks promptly. I ordered the veal scallopini with clam chowder. My wife ordered the veal parmesan with a Salad. I like the variety of options for the side dishes. The garlic parmesan bread was delicious and not in short supply (We took some home for leftovers. A few things to mention... The soup was a little cool by the time it came out. It didn't take long, but was still lukewarm. It was good still. Overall we were pleased with our dining experience. ,"
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "We went for Valentine's Day and we are from out of town. Lots of people recommended it. It felt like a chain but it was unique. Lasagna was delicious. The veal was average. The bread and soup were really good."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "If you want good Italian food this is the place to go."
    Dined on 2/14/2014
  • "As we entered, the owner Jim and two employees were seating guests in an efficient and friendly manner. The six of us were offered a choice to sit in the main dining area or in a separate room (that has an incredible view of an outside courtyard, dining area). Immediately after being seated, our waitress for the evening introduced herself and started beverage service. She was outgoing, friendly and was well informed about the menu and the specials. We started with 3 appetizers and they were fantastic. The tomatoes on the bruschetta were so red and tasteful as if they had been just picked and the calamari was fresh and cooked perfectly. We all enjoyed a fantastic meal and enjoyed our time at Pietro's!!"
    Dined on 2/12/2014
  • "It never seems to amaze what a great dining experience each and every time we come. The food, service and the atmosphere is outstanding. The best thing about reserving online is even when we show up early(30 min) our table is always .ready. Please let all your employees know what a great job they're doing. Hope to see you soon.."
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "This restaurant was close to the hotel- very convenient- the greeting at the door was great and we were seated quickly. the place was busy but the staff was both friendly and attentive! The menu has a little bit of everything, We started with the calamari - crispy and tasty. The scampi was fabulous as well as the Pasta Pietro with prawns and veggies served with penne pasta"
    Dined on 2/8/2014
  • "Always good food and excellent service. The owners are there most of the time and make certain that everything goes well. Nice place to rely on for a great meal."
    Dined on 1/30/2014
  • "I took my girlfriend here for her birthday and it was a nice place. Pretty romantic scene. We sat inside but it was right next to a window that showed the out side dining which looked gorgeous because of the flowers and the stars in the sky. Being right there next to the window made it feel as though we were out side. The food was amazing! The wait wasn't bad. I called ahead so there was a table ready right when we got there. There was a long line so I would recommend calling to make a reservation or even set a reservation online so you don't have to wait."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "When we got there, because we a somewhat regulars, we were greeting with a smile and given a special corner table that was wonderful. The service and food was as good as we expected. We were celebrating a birthday and got the special treatment, it is a very special thing. Can't wait to come back to see you again."
    Dined on 1/24/2014
  • "The food was great and the service excellent. The staff took the extra time to recognize our special occasion. Great Italian cuisine and very warm and accommodating staff."
    Dined on 1/17/2014